Chestnut-capped Puffbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Bucco macrodactylus

Chestnut-capped Puffbird

The Chestnut-capped Puffbird is a species of bird in the family Bucconidae, the puffbirds.

It is an attractive small puffbird, measuring about 7 inches in length.

It is white below, reddish brown above, with a black mask and single black breast band. The bill is stout, short and medium black, with a decurved tip.

It has black eyes, black legs, and also short light-buff whiskered-feathers surrounding the base of its bill (moustachial).

Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.

Found in northwestern South America in the western Amazon Basin of Brazil, in Amazonian Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, northern Bolivia, and in the eastern Orinoco River Basin of Venezuela.


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